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By United Press International   |   Oct. 3, 2012 at 4:00 AM

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JOEY FATONE: Singer Joey Fatone and his professional dance partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

"I'll miss everyone out here," Fatone said upon learning he would not be continuing on the all-stars edition of the show. "People said I was fun, and that's all that matters."

Still in the running with their professional dance partners for the coveted mirrorball trophy are Sabrina Bryan, Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley, Apolo Ohno, Gilles Marini, Melissa Rycroft, Kelly Monaco, Shawn Johnson, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith. Two couples will be dropped from the competition next week.

Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet are the co-hosts of the show.


AUDRA McDONALD: The Drama League in New York announced Tuesday it plans to honor five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at a February gala.

The Drama League's 29th Musical Celebration of Broadway is to take place Feb. 11 at the Pierre Hotel.

"Audra McDonald, in my view, is the once-in-a-generation performer of our time," Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor her achievements in film, television, recording, and in the theater."

Featuring dozens of stars from film, television and theater, the Musical Celebration of Broadway will feature the performance of songs from McDonald's past productions, including "Carousel," "Ragtime," "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," "Marie Christine" and "110 in the Shade."


RICHARD MARX: U.S. recording artist Richard Marx is to release his first holiday album, "Christmas Spirit," this month, his record label announced.

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter has sold more than 30 million albums and scored 13 chart-topping singles throughout his three-decade-long career.

His latest effort is slated for physical and digital release Oct. 22 on TourDForce through UMG's INgrooves Fontana label.

The project was inspired by the Christmas songs Marx has recorded during the last five years with his three sons -- Brandon, Lucas and Jesse -- at the request of his wife, Cynthia, which served as viral holiday greeting cards to family and friends, his record label said in a news release Tuesday.

The CD was recorded over two days at Nashville's Blackbird and Ocean Way Studios with a full symphony orchestra.

"I love Christmas, and we've always made a big deal of it in our family," Marx said in a statement. "I love what it represents. It's a special time of the year for us."

The CD includes Marx's renditions of "What Child Is This," "Oh Come All Ye Faithful," "The Christmas Song," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "O Holy Night," "White Christmas" and "Alleluia."

Marx will embark on a 16-city concert tour in November. He will perform Christmas songs, along with his other hits at the shows.


'THE NEW NORMAL': NBC says it has ordered full seasons of its new U.S. series -- the adventure-drama "Revolution," and comedies "Go On" and "The New Normal."

The announcement was made Tuesday by Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment.

"We're impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on 'Revolution,' not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience," Salke said in a statement.

"Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure. Thanks to J.J. Abrams, Erik Kripke, Jon Favreau, and everyone at Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television for their dedication to making a truly unique series. And I personally love to escape into a world where there is no power, the phone doesn't ring, and the pace of life slows down -- if only for one hour a week.

"We're also very proud of our new comedy block of 'Go On' and 'The New Normal.' In partnering with Matthew Perry for 'Go On,' creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion," she said. "And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in 'The New Normal' that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in. These shows are both welcome additions to our new lineup."

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